CHESS / The Norwegian beats out Kramnik
World No. 1 Norway’s Magnus Carlsen earned the right to challenge Viswanathan Anand for the world title by winning the World Chess Candidates Tournament in London on Monday night.
But most dramatic was the unlikely defeat of Carlsen with white to Russia’s Peter Svidler minutes before joint leader Vladimir Kramnik suffered a rare loss to Ukraine’s Vassily Ivanchuk in the final round. With both tied on 8.5 points, Carlsen was adjudged champion by virtue of more victories — five to Kramnik’s four.